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The Oxford Companion to Wine
By Jancis Robinson (editor) and Julia Harding (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 2006
Pages 813
Binding Hardcover
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198609902
ISBN-10 0198609906
Dimensions 1.75 by 8.75 by 11 in.
Weight 6.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $65.00
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
An understanding of wine in its historical, cultural, geographical, and scientific contexts is offered in this comprehensive, illustrated reference that includes almost four thousand entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, including viticulture, grape varieties, wine consumption, and more.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume, The Oxford Companion to Wine, immediately attained legendary status. The book has won every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, and Robinson hasa received writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic.

Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine offers almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine. Tracing the consumption and production from the ancient world to the present day, the Companion is a remarkable resource for gaining further appreciation for a beverage whose popularity has only increased with time.

Now exhaustively updated, this third edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 400 new entries on topics ranging from globalization and the politics of wine to brands, precision viticulture, and co-fermentation. Hundreds of other entries have also undergone major revisions, including yeast, barrel alternatives, climate change, and virtually all wine regions. Useful lists and statistics are appended, including controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as wine production and consumption by country.

Illustrated with maps of every important wine region in the world, useful charts and diagrams, and stunning color photography, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in its many wider contexts - notably historical, cultural, geographic, and scientific - and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip, browse, and linger.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Julia Harding (other contributor) | 4th edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 2015)
9780198705383 | details & prices | 835 pages | 9.00 × 12.00 × 1.50 in. | 6.20 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Julia Harding (other contributor) | 3 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 2006)
9780198609902 | details & prices | 813 pages | 8.75 × 11.00 × 1.75 in. | 6.60 lbs | List price $65.00
About: An understanding of wine in its historical, cultural, geographical, and scientific contexts is offered in this comprehensive, illustrated reference that includes almost four thousand entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, including viticulture, grape varieties, wine consumption, and more.
2 ill sub edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 1, 1999)
9780198662365 | details & prices | 819 pages | 9.25 × 11.25 × 2.00 in. | 6.20 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Offers more than 3,400 entries covering wines of the world, great vintners, viticulture, terminology, grape varieties, and other topics
from Oxford Univ Pr (November 17, 1994)
9780198661597 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.25 × 2.50 in. | 6.60 lbs | List price $60.00
About: Encompassing more than three thousand entries written by leading wine experts, scholars, and specialists, a comprehensive A-to-Z wine reference surveys wines of the world, great vintners, viticulture, terminology, grape varieties, and other topics

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